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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket provided by Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket

Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket
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Duration:
2–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6297MELZOO
Important information
Inclusions
  • All keeper talks and presentations
  • General Admission to Zoo
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Zoo
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2–8 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • All keeper talks and presentations
  • General Admission to Zoo
  • Entry/Admission - Melbourne Zoo
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
142 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
5

James G
29 contributions
Positives - lots of variety of animals to see, plenty of shade areas, lots of one way areas to make it easy to see where to go. Cheap and easy parking with staff directing you at 10am, got a text the night before that carpark will fill early

Negatives - only saw 1 tiger and no lions. Not enough bins or working hand sanitiser stations, not enough seating. No attempt at social distancing / mask wearing in indoor areas or trying to enforce this. Ruined by ignorant adults with zero situational awareness stopping in middle of walkways or parking prams in unruly places or taking photos in weird locations and holding up a queue of people behind them. Waited 40 minutes for a coffee collectively between ordering and waiting for it to be made. The park was clearly overloaded so maybe cap the amount of visitors that can attend daily unless the zoo values $$$ over enjoyment.

Have gone to many zoos across the world, the layout for this one is quite good. Do yourself a favour and go to this zoo in the middle of a school term when it's not as busy and hopefully you can avoid ignoramuses
Written 28 December 2021
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gwegwy
Mt Eliza, Australia496 contributions
Jun 2020
We'd heard that the Zoo had reopened and that, with restrictions on visitor numbers, it was uncrowded and "just like visiting your own private zoo". Upon arrival at about 10.30 on a Monday morning, the car park was already very full. Parking is very reasonable at $2 for about 5 hours but the challenge was to find a machine that worked.
We had booked online and printed our tickets assuming that entry would be quick with staff screening tickets. That wasn't happening and we had to join one of the queues at the two booking windows. We waited for about 15 minutes with only one queue moving and eventually crossed to the other queue. As we finally entered the zoo, a staff member appeared with a scanner to get things moving.
Even with limited numbers, the place seemed very busy. Social distancing and a distinct lack of animals to view meant that we spent some time waiting to get near enough to see anything. Many exhibits were closed but the frequent signs advising "Something exciting is coming" presumably mean that there'll be a lot more to see at some point.
The biggest disappointments were the big cats. There were only two lions (both fairly sorry looking males) and one scrawny female tiger which spent it's entire time pacing and roaring mournfully. The snow leopards were beautiful but quite hard to see.
Our previous visits to the zoo have been very good so this one was disappointing. Maybe we've been spoiled by the Canberra Zoo which was great. Even the sanctuary at Currumbin was better than Melbourne's offering.
Written 17 June 2020
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scott1928
Dudley, UK19 contributions
Mar 2020
Around 15 minutes by train from Southern cross station brings you to this place. The station is called Royal Park and is a 1 minute walk to the zoo entrance. The cost by train is around $4 (£2.00) and zoo entry is around £19.00 or $38. This can be had cheaper if you book via Booking.com and use your phone to show zoo staff the online tickets. An array of amazing animals from Koalas to Elephants. A nice large grassed area to sit and eat your lunch and a large restaurant to buy your food if you choose that option. Well worth a visit. A note that if you catch the train back to Melbourne it follows the route you came until it gets to Macauley then it goes in a tunnel until Flinders Street. Don't think you have caught the wrong one because its a circular train.
Written 24 March 2020
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Apr 2021
My wife prebooked two tickets for the next day. When we arrived by car (we are both senior citizens and unable to walk long distances), I let my wife off to meet up with our son and 2 grand daughters. After driving around aimlessly for more than 40 minutes I was unable to find a spot to park my car. I therefore left and drove home. My wife had to find her own way home by public transport.
My claim is that Melbourne Zoo knowingly over sold the tickets which precluded my obtaining a parking spot at mid day. I emailed the Zoo requesting a refund and an apology and to this date have not received either.
Vote for the Zoo...0 out of 10.
Written 16 April 2021
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Madmaiame
Melbourne65 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We love going to Melbourne Zoo. It has many animals, reptiles, insects that are close enough for young kids to see and yet the setup of these enclosures is quite gently arranged. There are lovely garden and grassy areas to set up a picnic, bringing your own picnic items is recommended. There are a few food choices available, however, it can be a bit pricey and long queues if it’s a busy day. Weekdays are lovely and quiet, especially in the afternoons (school groups usually leave by 2pm).
We love just going to enough lunch watching elephants! Butterfly house is a highlight for us, though it can get very warm in there. Overall, a beautiful zoo in central Melbourne, easily accessed by tram or car (small parking fee applies).
Written 11 February 2020
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crazymommazart74
6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Despite my love for this zoo I was extremely disappointed yesterday with the lack of animals to be seen. I travelled two and a half hours with the kids to see the lions at the zoo and not one to be seen, along with so many other empty enclosures. I understand it was a terribly hot day, we know as we walked the whole zoo but if the animals weren’t in their enclosure there should be signs or keepers to inform you of this before little kids are very saddened to not see their favourite animals after coming so far to do so. Always my most favourite place to visit but I feel I wasted a lot of money to travel so far this time
Written 25 January 2022
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Swisshen
Melbourne, Australia2,281 contributions
Jun 2020
So glad that the zoo has been allowed to reopen. There are limited places so you need to book your tickets online including all the kids and babies, as they have a limit of 2,500 places daily. Some attractions are closed due to the confined spaces such as the Platypus & Frog houses where social distancing would be impossible. Saying that there are plenty of places to go. The new Snow Leopard cubs and Otters Kittens are especially entertaining. Quiet a few of food and beverage outlets are open and the main zoo shop has a strict 20 person visit.
Written 15 June 2020
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Juan Toofree
Idaho28 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great time in the zoo, lots to see and do. I was happy to have my runners on because I walked a lot. The guy at the gate said that we could go into the tiger cages and hand feed the tigers because they were tame which I found out later was not true. In fact, I doubt that guy even worked there. The giraffes are way too tall to get a good look at them in the eye and some of the monkeys are really loud which really turned me off them. I think the baboons have had their faces painted with pink and blue paint to make them look more appealing which makes them look prettier but it does make you wonder what they look like in real life(see photos). I thought that I would get to see the whales like in seaworld but I din't see any at all. If you go during the day, bring some meat to throw into the cages because I was told that the zoo likes the help to cut their costs.
Written 26 September 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,455 contributions
Apr 2022
Melbourne Zoo has much to offer, but what you want to see is likely to depend on where you're from and your age. Overseas visitors will probably appreciate the Australian Bush trail, which has kangaroos, wombats and bad-tempered Tasmanian Devils, and cuddly koalas. There's an aviary with colourful native birds and flightless emus, which are the second-largest birds in the world. The Wild Sea enclosure houses acrobatic fur seals and charming Little Penguins. Many visitors like the Gorilla Rainforest, with its dominant silverback. The Lion Gorge is likely to please most people. In all, it's a great way to spend a day. The Zoo is easy to get to, you can take the tram, train or drive from the City. By the way, you must pre-book, there are no sales at the door. The Zoo is open every day.
Written 8 April 2022
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Shyam
Sale, Australia56 contributions
Mar 2020
We drove down from Sale, VIC and we went directly to the zoo. We followed the maps and drove through the city to get to the zoo. Parking is available for $2 for five hours. There are two car parks and the first one is usually occupied. Go past that and there's another parking.

We bought tickets online, entry was a breeze. Animal exhibits are well laid out and spacious. The paths for walking were laid with tall bamboo plants for the first part - a very unique experience for my family. As we went the scenery kept changing from exhibit to exhibit. Also note that you may not be able to see all animals - depends on the time of the day and what the animals are doing such as rest, feed time, etc. Our child was getting tired, we therefore decided to skip the Australian animals as we had seen many in our visit to other zoos around Victoria and NSW.

As usual, you have coffee shops and picnic areas as with all Australian public places.

Please be aware that if you are planning to visit many places around Melbourne on the same day, make sure you breaks planned for inbetween as there is reasonable amount of walking in the zoo. Also ensure that you plan to spend around 3-4 hours in the zoo.
Written 8 March 2020
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